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EPA builds a strong clean energy economy in Texas

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22/04/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Enterprise Products Operating facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, near Houston. The permit allows the company to build a propane dehydrogenation unit with catalytic reactors, heaters, and gas turbines that maximize thermal efficiency. ...

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

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22/04/2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change ...

US to launch $4bn green bank loans

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21/04/2014

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will channel US$4 billion in loans to renewable energy companies in a bid to rejuvenate a key government backed programme. The Obama administration has submitted a draft plan that would provide loan guarantees for innovative clean technology projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Once the solicitation is finalised, the Department’s Loan ...

CIH Certification Results in Higher Salaries According to AIHA Survey

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21/04/2014

In September of 2013, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) launched their 2013 Compensation Survey.  The results were posted earlier this year and the detailed report features information about how industrial hygiene professionals are compensated and it also examines such factors such as their industry, experience, geographical location, certifications and more. A key ...

Increased Capability for Oil in Water and Biodiesel Blend Measurements with New InfraCal 2 Analyzer

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22/04/2014

The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, offers additional features to the already established and accepted InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers.  These features include better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings. ...

Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

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22/04/2014

The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ignored warnings from ...

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

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22/04/2014

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company's website that debuted Monday. The site highlights the ...

Global Water Awards Recipients Announced

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22/04/2014

CH2M HILL projects were recognized with prestigious industry awards during the annual Global Water Awards ceremony hosted by the International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence. The awards were presented on April 7 at a ceremony in Paris, with a keynote address delivered by Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia and Nobel ...

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